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“Views Near and Far” photography exhibit: through November, Nancy’s Airfield Cafe, 302 Boxboro Road, Stow. Linda Shelales will exhibit her photographs this month. They depict a variety of scenes, including the teepee desert formations in Arizona, the Boston skyline, the Sudbury Grist Mill and more. There will also be some birds and a variety of wildlife, large and small, on display. Shelales is a longtime Bolton resident. Photos will be for sale. For information: nancysairfieldcafe.com.
“Rocky Horror Picture Show”: 9 p.m. Nov. 18, Maynard Lodge of Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road. Maynard Relay for Life is kicking off this year’s event with the presentation of the R-rated “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Doors open at 8 p.m. and movie starts at 9 p.m. There will be movie snacks available for purchase, a cash bar and a raffle or two. Donations will be accepted at the door, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. Maynard’s Relay for Life will be held June 2-3, 2017. For information: 978-897-9907.
Maynard Library Comic Con: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Maynard Public Library, 77 Nason St. The library invites fans of “Star Trek,” “Star Wars,” “Doctor Who,” Marvel, DC Comics, Pokemon and graphic novels to participate in this free event. Program highlights include children’s author and illustrator Jef Czekaj, Superhero Training Camp for kids, trivia contest, MarioKart on the WiiU, a Pokemon scavenger hunt and adult coloring. There will be activities and events for all ages, and cosplay is encouraged. Participants who join in activities or come in costume are eligible to win raffle prizes. For information: maynardpubliclibrary.org/comiccon.
Casino Game Night: 6:30 to 11 p.m. Nov. 19, Maynard Elks, 34 Powder Mill Road. This year’s event will feature a live auction for a seven-night two-bedroom resort stay valued at up to $2,000, four one-day Disney Park Hopper Passes, a 20-person pool party at Jillian’s of Boston, a 60-minute plane ride with local pilot Tom Hesbach and an autographed baseball signed by Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz. The Maynard Music Association supports band and chorus programs at Maynard High School and Fowler Middle School. The proceeds from this fundraiser contribute to scholarships, recognitions, trip support, instrument purchases and repair, choral music and offset other miscellaneous music-related expenses. Vouchers are $40 each, $35 for two or more and $45 the day of the event. The price includes $3,000 in gaming chips for the night. Vouchers are available at the Fowler office, or by contacting maynard.music.assoc@gmail.com or 978-897-7045.
Sounds of Stow concert: 3 p.m. Nov. 20, Hale School auditorium, 55 Hartley Road, Stow. The chorus and orchestra will perform Hector Berlioz’s “Messe Solennelle” and Mozart’s “Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat.” $25 general admission, $20 seniors and adult students, $10 students 18 and under. For information: soundsofstow.com.
Coffee Connections networking event: 7:30-9 a.m. Nov. 21, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 19 Main St., Hudson. The Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its final Coffee Connections of the year. After a cup of coffee and light breakfast, participants participate in round-the-room introductions with quick “elevator speeches.” Before and after introductions, there is time for informal networking. $5 for members and guests, $10 for future members. Reservation required. For information: 978-568-0360; info@assabetvalleychamber.org.
Maynard High School Class of 1976 40th reunion: Nov. 26, Maynard Golf Course, 50 Brown St. Volunteers to help locate lost classmates and to handle reunion tasks are appreciated. Send contact information to maynardhs1976@gmail.com. Look for an event on Facebook and more information on the Maynard High School Class of 1976 page.
Nashoba (NRHS) Class of 1986 30th reunion: 7 p.m. Nov. 26, The International Golf Club and Resort, 159 Ballville Road, Bolton. Tickets include a full gourmet buffet. Contact Deb Nutting Williams at bwilliams159@comcast.net for information. Deadline for RSVP is Nov. 12. For more information: facebook.com/groups/nashoba1986.
Hudson ribbon cutting: 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 Design Web Solutions and Co-Work Hudson, 7 Felton St., Hudson. The Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting this ribbon cutting for two new businesses in the Assabet Valley region, 3 Design Web Solutions and Co-Work Hudson. Ribbon cutting at noon, followed by complimentary light lunch. Free. Reservations appreciated. For information: 978-568-0360; info@assabetvalleychamber.org.
“The Matchmaker”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3 and 2 p.m. Dec. 3, Nashoba Regional High School auditorium, 12 Green Road, Bolton. Thornton Wilder’s farce about love and money centers on the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical “Hello, Dolly!” Cunning, crafty and thoroughly modern, Dolly Gallagher Levi knows a good catch when she sees one. So when the wealthy Horace Vandergelder hires her to find him a wife, Dolly doesn’t need to look far to find his perfect mate (herself). Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th-century New York. For tickets and information, visit nashobadrama.com.
Breakfast with Santa: 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 3, Church of St. Isidore, 429 Great Road, Stow. This pancake breakfast is $4 per person or $15 per family. Key attractions include photos with Santa for $10, a white elephant table, silent auction and educational books from Usborne Books. The event is major fundraiser for the Stow Women’s Club.
Maynard Christmas Parade: 2 p.m. Dec. 4. The theme for this year’s parade is “Golden Memories of Christmas Past.” In celebration of the parade’s golden anniversary, the Maynard Rotary Club’s goal is to have 50 entrants. There will be floats, walking units, bands, character appearances and Santa Claus. Townspeople and businesses are encouraged to participate. For parade registration or to assist by donating to this event, contact Nancy Quinn at NQuinn@OwnNewEngland.com.
Women’s Business Network meeting: 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 9, Emma’s Cafe, 117 Great Road, Stow. This networking event features a buffet, dessert, coffee, tea and water and a perpetual book swap. These events showcase women leaders throughout the region. Guest speaker will be Katie Mullahy, owner of Mullahy’s Artisan Cheese in downtown Hudson. Mullahy will share samples and give a riveting presentation on cheese. Reservations are strongly suggested. Cost is $21 for future members, $16 for members. For information and reservations: 978-568-0360; info@assabetvalleychamber.org.
ONGOING
Open Table food pantry: 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Open Table Maynard, 12 Bancroft St., Maynard. Open Table Maynard food pantry is at the former Coolidge School. Transportation is available for seniors via the senior van. Free. For information: Council on Aging, 978-897-1009.
Youth Open Mic Night: 7 to 9 p.m. first Fridays, Serendipity Cafe, 1 Nason St., Maynard. Musicians, singers, writers, magicians. Anyone ages 18 or younger is welcome to perform, including drop-ins. Mic and amp are provided, and a piano is available to use. For information: serendipitycafe.net.
Second Saturdays at ArtSpace: 4 to 5 p.m. second Saturdays, ArtSpace Gallery, 63 Summer St., Maynard. Free. For information: 978-897-9828.
Maynard Senior Citizens Club: First Wednesdays, Elks Hall. All citizens over the age of 60 are invited to join the Maynard Senior Citizens Club. Membership fee is $10 annually. To join the club, call Patti Jome at 978-897-0535 or Nancy Hatch at 978-897-1839.
Help for veterans: Are you a military veteran, spouse or widow with questions about benefits? Having issues with health care, or employment? Having difficulty accessing the GI Bill, VA disability, Social Security or pension? Contact Wayne Stanley, local veteran services officer, at 978-897-1361 or email wstanley@townofmaynard.net. Stanley can be found 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Maynard Town Hall, 195 Main St.
Rotary seeks new members: The Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley is seeking new members. Chartered in February 2012, this Rotary Club consists of an engaged group of community leaders, passionate about community service. Awarded the Best Club in the district for the 2012-2013 year, the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley has co-sponsored a summer-long cruise-in/fly-in at Minute Man Air Field, the Spirit of Hudson brew and food fest, and wine tasting. Guests and potential members are welcome to attend a weekly meeting. The club meets the first, third and fifth Thursdays of every month, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at Colonial Candies in Bolton and on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, 6 to 7 p.m., at Nancy’s Air Field café. Meetings begin with a business update, followed by a speaker. The Nashoba Valley club serves the towns of Lancaster, Bolton and Stow and is part of Rotary District 7910, which consists of 53 Rotary clubs in central Massachusetts. For information: nashobarotary.org.
Join Meals on Wheels: Help deliver meals to home-bound seniors. Meals are provided by Minuteman Senior Services, a nonprofit organization that helps seniors and people with disabilities. For information: 781-221-7093; l.rowe@minutemansenior.org.
Donate your old vehicle: Your car, truck or camper may be worth more as a donation than a trade-in. Call the Massachusetts association for the Blind at 888-613-2777 for details. This is a free tow, quick pickup and donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds benefit blind and vision impaired persons in Massachusetts.

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